The Turlo vineyards are located on the hills of Lake Corbara’s northern bank at 150 to 380 meters in elevation. The generally southern exposure varies by vineyard site. The soil is rich in red clay, tufa (a limestone common to central Italy) and small pebbles. The grapes are harvested by hand at optimum ripeness to ensure a rich, concentrated finished wine. Each grape variety is fermented separately in small, temperature-controlled steel tanks. A maceration period with frequent pumping over is followed by malolactic fermentation. A small amount of the wine is aged in French oak barriques prior to blending and bottling for added complexity.
Tasting Panel2016 vintage
A rich pomegranate in color, the wine shows complex, intense ripe fruit aromas. This full-bodied wine is the Umbrian answer to the Super Tuscan.
Pair with hard cheeses, grilled or braised meats, risotto.
points of distinction
- A “Super Umbrian” blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot
about the grape +
Cabernet Sauvignon is adaptable to various growing conditions, and is known for its low yield and late ripeness. It generally produces full-bodied wines with substantial acidity and tannins.
Merlot makes plump, succulent wines to drink young or opulently massive wines for aging. Has silky, blackberry and currant fruit, with spice, earth, tobacco and chocolate notes, and soft tannins.
Sangiovese has aromas of black cherries with alluring wood, smoke, tar and herbal notes. The best wines made from this grape have incredible complexity, depth, finesse and power.
Nestled among Umbria’s rolling hills on the southern bank of Lake Corbara, the Salviano property is owned by Incisa della Rocchetta family, owners of legendary Sassicaia.